Wouldn't it be cool if community solar gardens could directly reduce the energy costs for people and families in low-income households? How can we make that happen, you ask? Well, we’re trying to figure it out!
A whole bunch of great people with The Chan Lab at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Detroit Lakes Public Utilities, Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Commerce Division of Energy Resources and CERTs have been working together to see how all the puzzle pieces fit.
Earlier this year, the Detroit Lakes Equitable Solar Access project successfully developed the first solar array to benefit local income-eligible households, including manufactured homes residents, who heat with electric heat.